Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. and in washington, for "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back. >> we've got some breaking news. i've got to tell you, little kay, she's very excited because she's 9 years old. she plays in the soccer league. and the parents have had to ref over the past couple weeks because those guys have gone off to the nfl, but it's taken care of now. >> that's great news. >> drilled down deep. >> a few hours ago, the nfl and referees union announced they have reached a tentative agreement that will end the lockout and bring the original -- the regular officiating crews back to the field. and it starts tonight. quick turnaround. the ravens host the browns in a thursday night game. the deal good through the 2019 season features an increase in average salary for officials. they'll go up to $205,000 a year b
Sep 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
issues. maybe he can clarify the truth for us coming up on wednesday night. i'm joined tonight by steve benen, msnbc contributor and writer for the maddow blog. he keeps track of mitt romney's lies in a series call mitt mendacity. great to have you with us tonight, steve. romney's own pollster said last month, we're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers. so why is romney's debate strategy to fact check the president? i find it interesting. >> that's a good question. i was thinking, on the way over here, how i haven't been in college for a long time, but i remember being a freshman and taking psych 101 and remember learning about something when people identify their most glaring faults and project those faults on to the other people. i'm think this is a great example of that. because mitt romney has demonstrated over the course of several months as one of the most dishonest i've ever seen. so for him to turn around and say he wants to look forward to using the debates to somehow suggest the president has been dishonest, i think that's a classic example of projection.
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
extremism since the tea party revolution of 2010? michele bachmann, joe walsh, steve king, allen west. oh, democrats think, wouldn't it be loverly? with me now, jim graves, running against michele bachmann. and nina malika henderson. stay with us. we're going to show you how we created her. she was our frankenstein's monster, you might say. i want you to look at this and tell me how you're going to deal with this person and defeat her. how many people in the congress of the united states do you think are anti-american? you've already suspected barack obama. is he alone? are there others? how many do you suspect of your colleagues as being anti-american? >> what i would say, what i would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. i wish they would. i wish the american media would take a great look at the views of the people in congress and find out, are they pro-america or anti-america? i think people would be -- would love to see an expose like that. >> well, mr. graves, i hate to admit, i shirked on that response but have not conducted a joe mccarthy-style
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
on the tonight show with steve allen in 1954 >> go to better places and sing pop songs. do a different kind of act. a singing act ♪ there's love in the air >> osgood: he showed off his talent when charles comingwood came calling on the cbs broadcast person to person in 1960. ♪ l is for the way you look at me ♪ >> osgood: and starting in 1962, andy williams was singing on his own variety show on nbc. where he had plenty of big-name company along the way. everyone from count bassy to tony bennett. ♪ there is no other life >> reporter: bing crosby and judy garland. ray charles. ♪ tell your mama, going to send you back to arkansas ♪ >> reporter: for a show that had a somewhat stodgy image among the younger generation williams welcomed new acts including the beach boys and even a singer from england >> ladies and gentlemen, elton john ♪ it's a little bit funny >> reporter: speaking of fledgling performers. >> what is your name? sammy reporter: who can forget andy williams introducing the very young osmonds? not that there wasn't sadness along the way. a friend of senator robert ken